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13,000 doses of FMD vaccines lie idle in Nakaseke district

Nakaseke, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 13,000 jabs that were dispatched to Nakaseke district to vaccinate cattle against Foot and Mouth Disease are still lying idle. Early this year, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, and Fisheries dispatched a total of 20,000 doses of vaccines to Nakaseke district to …

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Weary Ugandans shun COVID-19 booster doses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The majority of Uganda who were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have not received booster doses as recommended by health professionals. Records from the Ministry of Health show that more than 10.2 million people representing 48 percent of the targeted 22 million people were fully vaccinated …

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West Africa nears local vaccine production

Accra, Ghana | Xinhua | West Africa edges close to starting local vaccine production for various health conditions in the subregion, an official from the West Africa Health Organization (WAHO) said Friday. Stanley Okolo, the director-general of WAHO, made the remarks at a press briefing after the 23rd Ordinary Meeting …

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Supply for Covid-19 vaccines outstrips demand

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | GAVI, the vaccines alliance is urging countries to order for COVID-19 vaccines saying that they have enough stocks to cover each of their needs. The development comes only a year after wide concerns of hoarding birthed what was widely referred to as vaccine nationalism. GAVI’s CEO …

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Booster doses of current vaccines may not be enough: WHO

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday that current COVID-19 vaccines may need to be updated if they are to provide continued protection against emerging variants, including Omicron. WHO’s Technical Advisory Group on COVID-19 Vaccine Composition (TAG-CO-VAC), a group of 18 experts, said that although current …

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